Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Braver + Stronger + Smarter

"Remember, you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Read this slowly. Let it sink in.
Whatever comes your way, just keep on writing. Don't listen to those who tell you, you can't. I'm telling you, you can. Have a little faith & hold your head up. What are you doing still reading this?! Get back to writing! :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Love + Skill

Forgive this super late post! My boss is on vacation & I've been in charge. Tip for today: always say 'thank you' to your bank teller. Good thing I am not a stress eater. I'm 100% sure I would have gained 15lbs this week. It brings back not-so-fond memories of the "freshman 15". *shudders
Anyways...back on track :)

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."

Everyone knows (& if they don't, they will soon find out) you must love to write in order to write well. You have to love it just to want to write. Whether you have a given talent or you have sweated endless nights to become a better writer, it is necessary for the said equation to work. If you have one or the other but not both your novel may fall flat. Think carefully about a writing career before you choose it. For us writers, writing is our passion, our life and one of our loves.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Only Place Where Success Comes Before

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Growing up I was told 'if you want something, you have to work for it.' Writing is exactly that. If you want to have a career as an author you have to work for it. Lately, I've been having very crazy dreams that would make amazing novels. The only problem is, I'm not sure I have enough skill to pull them off. So, I'm taking the next step. I'm working to become better as a writer. Is it going to be hard? Yes. Will this change my style/voice as a writer? Possibly, but not all change is a bad thing. Will it be worth it in the end? Ah, the always haunting question us dreamers face. The answer is simple. Yet another truth to live by: you will never know if you don't try.  :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Better Things Ahead

"There are better things ahead than any we leave behind."

Every aspiring author dreams of this day. A day when an agent will come calling & we can leave the things in our past that held us back. Finally, finally we can move forward toward better things, such as seeing our book on a shelf.
For those trudging those query trenches, this quote gives hope. Someday. Someday we'll wipe the sweat from our brow & nod our head at our great accomplishment.
Hang in there little buddy. We'll get there together.